Audio-Technica launches first turntable of 2022 – the AT-LPW30BK

Japanese audio brand Audio-Technica has launched its first turntable of 2022 – a black edition of the AT-LPW30 manual belt-drive turntable, the AT-LPW30BK.

The LPW30BK turntable is designed to deliver optimal high-fidelity audio reproduction from vinyl with a sleek, sophisticated style, the company said.

The two-speed (33 1/3 and 45 RPM) turntable features a wood veneer plinth with a black finish designed to limit low-frequency acoustic feedback.

The turntable can connect directly to speakers and music systems at home, with the built-in preamplifier, plus it has a fully manual, belt-drive operation for its two speeds, and adjustable dynamic anti-skate control.

Other features include a professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with rubber mat, an AT-HS4 headshell and AT-VM95C Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge with 0.6 mil conical stylus, plus a straight tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest.

The AT-VM95C cartridge is compatible with any VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every application, Audio-Technica says.

Key Selling Points

  • Connects directly to speakers and music systems at home with the built-in preamplifier
  • Adjustable dynamic anti-skate control
  • Professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with rubber mat

The Audio-Technica AT-LPW30BK is available now at, RRP £289.99/ €339 / $299.

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